Jan 21, 2013 2:00pm PST
>> live from berlin, this is "journal" on dw. >> here are the headlines. u.s. president obama balm kicks off his second term with a call for national unity. >> a regional election in germany, a wakeup call for the chancellor. >> and extreme winter weather halts travel across much of northern europe. >> we start this show in washington where president obama balm has publicly taken the oath of office for his second term. he had to take it twice. >> official ceremony held in private on sunday at the white house. now the ceremonial swearing in in front of more than 700,000 people that showed up. >> and an international audience watching on tv. a lot of europeans want to know which way the world's biggest economy is headed and can politicians sort things out. here is a man that thinks he can make a difference the second time around. obama then looked forward to his next and final four years in office calling an end to the politics of division and saying the united states could achieve anything if it acted as one. >> a decade of war is now ending. an economic recovery has begun. america'
Jan 16, 2013 2:00pm PST
. >> u.s. president barack obama unveils a draft for sweeping gun proposals to set the stage for the battleground with firearm activists. >> a helicopter crashes in central london in heavy fog. >> the conflict in mali has seen a dramatic escalation with french troops now involved in heavy fighting with islamist rebels. international support for the intervention is growing with germany providing two military transport planes. >> the fighting threatens to spill over to other countries with islamists in algeria taking western hostages in response to the french deployments. we will have more on that later in the show, but first, the latest from mali. >> french armored vehicles headed north to the front line after setting out from the capital. another convoy had left tuesday from a town close to the offenses target, which fell into rebel hands two days ago. french and malian troops have to retake the city as soon as they can. military chiefs have pledged 3300 soldiers to fight the rebels. germany has offered logistical support. >> this logistical support consists of making two of
Jan 15, 2013 2:00pm PST
will talk about that when we return. >> welcome back. in the u.s., barack obama says he will present a plan this week for cutting gun violence and month after the newtown massacre. >> it is thought the plan might include a ban on assault weapons, and there could be tighter controls on high- capacity ammunition clips as well as tougher background checks. >> what of the measure, one thing is for sure -- they will be controversial. here's a look at the latest data on guns in the u.s. and how they compare with europe. >> despite recurring shooting rampages, most recently in newtown, connecticut, before that in aurora, colorado, many americans still reject gun control. they say the right to bear arms is guaranteed by the u.s. constitution. the un estimates america has 88 guns for every 100 residents. guns are involved in about 30 murders per million residents. the contrast with europe is dramatic. britain has just 6.2 tons per hundred and less than one gun murder per million. germany has about 30 firearms per 100 residents. france even more, but relatively few gun murders. in germany, the high n
Jan 17, 2013 2:00pm PST
an advertising campaign against obama's move. the proposals including a ban on assault weapons in response to last month's school massacre in newtown. >> bush fires continue to rage in australia. dozens of homes have been destroyed, and firefighters are struggling to keep the situation under control. more fires are expected this weekend as even higher temperatures and winds are forecast. >> in indonesia, heavy monsoon rains have triggered severe flooding in much of the capital, paralyzing daily lives. at least four people are reported dead, and thousands have had to evacuate their homes. >> authorities have been setting up emergency shelters, and have faced the flood alert -- raised the flood alert. more heavy rain is forecast for the next few days. >> jakarta has come to a standstill. muddy waters of to two meters high in the city center have forced many government offices and businesses to close. people simply cannot get to work. >> i am really sad. i am trying to reach my store, but there is no transportation, no trains, or even a motorbike. but i will keep trying to get there. >> some